Clay Aiken’s Democratic Rival Dies Suddenly

Singer Clay Aiken’s chief rival for the Democratic nomination for Congress died unexpectedly Monday.

Keith Crisco, 71, a former North Carolina secretary of Commerce, died from a fall at his home.

Aiken led Crisco by 369 votes for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. The votes were too close to call! A Democratic nominee has still not been named.

Crisco is a former member of the Asheboro City Council and the city’s school board. He founded Asheboro Elastics in 1986, and it employs 200 people. Crisco and his wife, Jane, have three children and six grandchildren. They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Asheboro.

“The State Board of Elections is saddened to hear of the passing of Keith Crisco,” board spokesman Josh Lawson said. “We are grateful for Mr. Crisco’s service to our state and his community through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crisco family during this difficult time.”

 

4 comments

Leave Comment
  1. Hey there can you let me know which platform you are dealing with? I am planning to get started on my personal blog on vshare download apple very soon although I’m having trouble deciding.

  2. Have you ever thought about creating an ebook or gust writing on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.